Malaysia expends mandatory biodiesel blend to southern region

July 24, 2013 |

In Malaysia, YB Dato Sri Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities launched the biodiesel program for the Southern Region at Shell Port Garage petrol station, in Pasir Gudang, Johor. The Southern Region is the second area in mandatory use of palm biodiesel for the subsidized sector. This program was first launched in the Central Region on 1 January 2011 covering Putrajaya, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. Implementation of this program in the Central Region involved the use of 113,000 tons of palm biodiesel a year.

The implementation of the biodiesel program in the Southern Region will utilize 37,270 tons of palm biodiesel per year, contributing to diesel consumption saving of 43.14 million liters a year. From 1 July 2013, palm biodiesel has been sold at 415 petrol stations across the Southern Region similar to the price of normal diesel which is 56 cents per liter.

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